Archive for category Related Therapies

NHS to give back pain acupuncture

acupunctureWith thanks to the BBC:

Patients with persistent low back pain should be offered acupuncture, massages or exercises on the NHS, says guidance.

It is the first time the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has explicitly backed the use of complementary therapies. The rationing watchdog said evidence suggests they help and will be cost effective if doctors stop providing less proven back services like X-rays.

The move was welcomed by some charities and experts but criticised by others. Read the rest of this entry »

Hypnotherapy in medical practice

fihWith thanks to the Prince’s Foundation for Integrated Health:

The first and only dedicated NHS Medical & Clinical Hypnosis Service is run by Dr Raj Sharma and Rieko Ito, a nurse therapist at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital.  Here, Dr Sharma tells us about his work. Read the rest of this entry »

Anniek Verholt Art Therapist

Anniek Verholt is an Dutch holistic Art Therapist who uses techniques based on the therapeutic philosophy of Rudolf Steiner.

Anniek has recently arrived in Britain and will be working at the Hale Clinic in Regents Park where she will work mainly with cancer patients and ex-cancer patients.

Patients could benefit greatly from working intensely with colour, metaphors and other media to express their emotions, open up blockages, overcome depression, breathing problems, gain new energy, find out more about themselves, their illness and their life-journey.

For more information, Anniek has a web site here.